NTSB Identification: CHI73AC056
14 CFR Part 135 Nonscheduled operation of ORTNER AIR SER
Aircraft: HAMILTON TC-45J, registration: N10AS

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 FILE    DATE          LOCATION          AIRCRAFT DATA       INJURIES       FLIGHT                        PILOT DATA
                                                               F  S M/N     PURPOSE
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3-3768  72/12/12   CLEVELAND,OHIO      HAMILTON TC-45J     CR-  0  0  1  COMMERCIAL                COMMERCIAL, FL.INSTR.,
        TIME - 0656                    N10AS               PX-  0  0  0  AIR TAXI-CARGO            AGE 30, 3267 TOTAL HOURS,
                                       DAMAGE-SUBSTANTIAL  OT-  0  0  0                            320 IN TYPE, INSTRUMENT
                                                                                                   RATED.
        NAME OF AIRPORT - HOPKINS
        DEPARTURE POINT             INTENDED DESTINATION
          DETROIT,MICH                WAKEMAN,OHIO
        TYPE OF ACCIDENT                                         PHASE OF OPERATION
           HARD LANDING                                             LANDING: LEVEL OFF/TOUCHDOWN
           GEAR COLLAPSED                                           LANDING: LEVEL OFF/TOUCHDOWN
        PROBABLE CAUSE(S)
           PILOT IN COMMAND - ATTEMPTED OPERATION W/KNOWN DEFICIENCIES IN EQUIPMENT
           MISCELLANEOUS ACTS,CONDITIONS - ICE-WINDSHIELD
           WEATHER - OBSTRUCTIONS TO VISION
        FACTOR(S)
           PERSONNEL - OPERATIONAL SUPERVISORY PERSONNEL: INADEQUATE SUPERVISION OF FLIGHT CREW
           WEATHER - ICING CONDITIONS-INCLUDES SLEET,FREEZING RAIN,ETC.
           MISCELLANEOUS ACTS,CONDITIONS - AIRFRAME ICE
           MISCELLANEOUS ACTS,CONDITIONS - OVERLOAD FAILURE
        WEATHER BRIEFING - BRIEFED BY FLIGHT SERVICE PERSONNEL, BY RADIO
        WEATHER FORECAST - FORECAST SUBSTANTIALLY CORRECT
        SKY CONDITION                                            CEILING AT ACCIDENT SITE
          UNKNOWN/NOT REPORTED                                      3700
        VISIBILITY AT ACCIDENT SITE                              PRECIPITATION AT ACCIDENT SITE
          4 MILES OR LESS                                          FREEZING DRIZZLE
        OBSTRUCTIONS TO VISION AT ACCIDENT SITE                  TEMPERATURE-F
          NONE                                                      29
        WIND DIRECTION-DEGREES                                   WIND VELOCITY-KNOTS
          100                                                       6
        TYPE OF WEATHER CONDITIONS                               TYPE OF FLIGHT PLAN
          VFR                                                      NONE
        REMARKS- WINDSHIELD ICED OVER.DEFROSTER INSTALLED BUT NO ANTI-ICE/DE-ICER. ALSO MISUSED DE-ICER BOOTS.

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